DALLAS, TEXAS 2013 – HOWDY COWBOY I’M 25!

Hey YA’LL! DID YOU MISS ME?! Well I sure miss you guys!!!

HERE I AM ON THE FLIGHT FROM PDX -> SFO

I love flying with Virgin America Airlines because they always treat me like VIP!

The flight attendant  also told me that I could keep the headphones to watch On Demands, Music, TV, and Games.

Plus… I can even chat with other passenger on the airplane through their seats.

(WAKE UP SLEEPING BEAUTY!)

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:

“Best Thing I Never Had” by Beyonce

Sometimes in life you get a flashbacks on what could of happen and then you smile because it didn’t.

5 years ago I wish I could look at that girl in the mirror say…

“HEY Julie! You’re doing the right thing and don’t look back!”

SNACK TIME

Cookies, Fruit Snacks, Almonds, Pretzel, Pepperoni, Cheese Spread, Crackers and a Ginger Ale.

This was my meal in the box.

V.I.P.

Good Bye SFO and now on my way to DFW!

Here I am pulled over on the side of the freeway to stop and take a picture next to the Big Texas Flag!

I’m so bless to have family in Dallas. I love this city and it’s so inspiring!

DID YOU KNOW:

“The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is home to the world’s largest parking lot. The Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport has the third largest runway in the world and is the alternate landing site for the space shuttle. Texas has more airports than any other state in the country.

EYES! On Main Street

Main Street, Suite 180
Colleyville, Texas 76034

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Management of difficult-to-fit contact lenses
  • Prescription glasses and spyglasses with a variety of frames to choose from

EYES! On Main Street has a variety of collection of CHANEL Sunglasses

 Dr. Diem Nguyen is modeling her Best Selling Products.

After trying on about a dozen sunglasses I manage to narrow down to one…

The winner was the Tiffany & Co. Key Signature Sunglasses

and I brought it home as a fashion souvenir  for my mother for baby-siting Naomi while I was away.

My mama loves anything that “Blings Blings”

Thank you Chi Thuy for your wonderful Southern Hospitality!

I can’t wait to come back when it’s warmer!

Your life out in Texas is incredible and I appreciate you opening up your house to me.

I LOVE YOU!

My beautiful niece Olivia that’s in 3rd Grade

She loves reptiles and unicorn and has the coolest Play Room built in her house.

It’s amazing how smart is is!

WOW For lent she gave up ice cream!

 My Guest Room for the week… Juliet Balcony View

“O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo…”

Bun Bo Hue is my favorite!!!

 Pho Palace for Lunch

Stocked up on some Live Fresh Crawfish from Louisiana

It’s going to be a Crawfish Boil TONIGHT!

It turned out to be my Surprise Birthday Party instead!

HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!!

Thank you my Texas Family for this moment. I love you and miss you dearly!

I promise them when I make it big I’ll take them all to BORA BORA.

My Birthday Wish this year:

  • Travel the  World.
  • Meet new faces and explore new cultures.
  • Take life head on.
  • Follow through with my career path and to never give up.
  • Be a better mother
  • Stay strong and on point
  • Always be true to myself.
  • Dance like Beyoncé 

SPECIAL DELIVERY

My Birthday Flowers from my Bestie / WIFEY Thuy Phan

 

 

Dining out in Portland – Top 5 Favorite Restaurants

 

I’ve always worked hard to enjoy the finer things in life.. like dining out and being able to to try new foods that you wouldn’t normally eat at home. You can say I like to explore the world with my mouth! You have to take a bite out of Life and live, eat, and sleep like a King. Anthony Bourdain is a American chef, author, and television personality on the show “No Reservation” on the Travel Channel and I love watching him because he inspires me to be more adventurous There are so many different cultures and variety of dishes and and the possible of food menu is endless.

 

 

 

 

McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside at the Marina – Portland, OR

It was a romantic weekend because my Man just got back from his Business Conference down in Las Vegas and I wanted to surprise him with a nice sit down dinner for just the two of us… I called and got us a table with a nice view.

 

My work it man… Work always comes first…

There’s not a moment where he’s not mobile grinding.

 

These were the biggest Buckley Oysters on a 1/2 shell I had in awhile. They were fresh and tasted like the ocean. I like mine with some horse radish and a couple dashes of Tabasco hot sauce for more flavor. I never knew how to eat these until I met Philly and now I can eat like a professional.

Lobster Bisque Soup with Fresh Peppers.

This taste is absolutely amazing in my mouth! Every bite was full of Lobster and my favorite was the bottom layer of bread crumbs that gives it a crispy texture. It’s rich in flavor and I almost got full with this dish alone.

For the main course we order Dungeon Crab and Lobster Tail and Filet Mignon to share and I was beyond FULL!

I was in complete food heaven and I didn’t even have any room for dessert.

 

On monday we went to lunch at Koji Osakaya downtown on Broadway and it was delicious!

Started off with some soothing Hot Green Tea and warm Udon noodles as an appetizer.

We order the House 3 Egg (Salmon Flying Fish and Quail with Avocado , Uni (Fresh Sea Urchin), Unagi (eel), “Malibu Roll “, Tuna, and Salmon and the “Rainy Days Roll”.

Another great thing to do for a low key fun night out is to go Bowling.

I’m a horrible bowler but I do love to eat and drink!

We started off with the Grand Central Appetizer Platter  it came with Onion Rings, Cheese Mozzarella, Chicken Wings, and Chicken Tenders.

I LOVE MORE FOOD!

We got the Burger Sliders, Pull Pork Sliders, California Roll, Tuna Roll Sushi, and Calamari

Let’s Go Bowling!!! Enjoying my Tick Tac before I’m up next…

I was in last place and I think I only average about 75 points per game.. but I had tons of fun taking the losing shots.

The weather in Portland has been getting colder and colder… and the best way to warm up is with some

 Seafood Hot Pot at Jin Wah. 

I love the double side Hot Pot because it comes with two different broth.

You cook your own food at your table and it comes with a plate of vegetables, Vermicelli noodles, and  another plate of raw beef, meatballs, fish balls, shrimp, squid, and beef tripe. You gotta love it!


OCEAN CITY SEAFOOD

Shark Fin Soup is always a YES in my books! It’s the most expensive soup usually served at weddings, but tonight this is on the menu because we’re celebrating Life!

For our next dish we got a choice with 3 meats with dipping sauce.

Roast Pig, Roast Duck, and Steam Chicken.

The Seafood Birds Nest is so good! The crunch crispy nest is probably my favorite.

The sugar snap peas, shrimp, squid, and scallops were amazing and cooked to perfection.

Here I am looking crazy and getting ready for my couples massage at Fubon on 82nd.

After a long week of work, my man and I decided to pamper our body with a hour long rub down…

Thank you for reading and I hope you guys like my picks for my top 5 favorite restaurants in Portland.

Now… What should I eat next?